PWRDF Sponsors "All Saints" - The Movie
Friday, August 25, 2017
Important: This event has already occurred.
- Various Cinemas - Langley, Coquitlam, Abbotsford
PWRDF is proud to be supporting the release of a new Hollywood film called All Saints, released by Sony Pictures and starring John Corbett (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Northern Exposure).
The film is based on a true story and follows Michael Spurlock (Corbett), a corporate salesman-turned Episcopalian priest whose first charge is All Saints, a quaint country church in Tennessee with only a dozen members. His assignment is to close the doors of the struggling church for good and sell its prime real estate. But when the church begins welcoming Karen (kuh-REN) refugees from Burma—former farmers looking for a fresh start in America—Michael feels called to an improbable new mission. Working alongside the Karen people, the congregation attempts to turn their fertile land into a working farm to pay the church’s bills and feed its newest people.
PWRDF has been supporting Karen refugees living in camps along the Thai-Burmese border for 17 years through DARE, an addiction recovery program.
In 2009 members of the Diocese of New Westminster were instrumental in sponsoring two Karen families, helping them begin their new lives in Canada and reuniting them with family in Surrey.
As many know PWRDF supports refugees and displaced people around the world and in Canada through their network of Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs). We are pleased to take part in sponsoring the film’s Canadian release.